iOS 15.7.9, iPadOS 15.7.9, macOS Monterey 12.6.9, & macOS Big Sur 11.7.10 Released
Apple has issued a series of software updates for older versions of system software for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac that contain important security fixes, and are therefore recommended for all eligible users to install. These new updates include the same security fixes that were just made available in iOS 16.6.1, iPadOS 16.6.1, and macOS Ventura 13.5.2.
Specifically, iOS 15.7.9 is available for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone SE 1st generation, and iPod touch 7th generation, while iPadOS 15.7.9 is available for iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4th generation.
macOS Monterey 12.6.9 is available for Macs continuing to run the Monterey operating system, while macOS Big Sur 11.7.10 is available for Macs running the Big Sur operating system.
How to Download & Install iOS 15.7.9 / iPadOS 15.7.9
Before anything else, backup your iPhone or iPad to iCloud, Finder, or to a computer.
- Open the “Settings” app on iPhone or iPad
- Go to “General”
- Go to “Software Update”
- Select to “Download and Install” for iOS 15.7.9 / iPadOS 15.7.9
Your device must restart to complete installation.
If you are running a newer version of iOS or iPadOS, you will not see iOS 15.7.9 / iPadOS 15.7.9 as available on your device.
These updates can also be installed by computer by going to Finder, or by using IPSW firmware files.
iOS 15.7.9 IPSW Download Links
iPadOS 15.7.9 IPSW Download Links
iOS 15.7.9 / iPadOS 15.7.9 Release Notes
Release notes included with iOS 15.7.9 and iPadOS 15.7.9 inform us the updates are related to security:
This update provides important bug fixes and security updates and is recommended for all users.
How to Download & Install macOS Monterey 12.6.9 / macOS Big Sur 11.7.10 Update
You will want to back up the Mac with Time Machine before proceeding with software updates.
- Go to the Apple menu and choose “System Settings”
- Select “General”
- Select “Software Update”
- If you’re avoiding Ventura, click on the microscopic “More Info…” text under the tiny text that says ‘Other updates are available.’
- Choose to “Install Now” for macOS Monterey 12.6.9 / macOS Big Sur 11.7.10
The Mac must reboot to complete installation.
If you are running MacOS Sonoma or macOS Ventura, you will not see these updates available. The same bug fixes are included in Ventura 13.5.2 and Sonoma.
Download macOS Monterey 12.6.9 Full Installer
A full package installer file can also be downloaded for macOS Monterey 12.6.9:
- macOS Monterey 12.6.9 InstallAssistant.pkg (Updating…)
Download macOS Big Sur 11.7.10 Full Installer
A full package installer file can also be downloaded for macOS Big Sur 11.7.10:
- macOS Big Sur 11.7.10 InstallAssistant.pkg (Updating…)
macOS Monterey 12.6.9 & macOS Big Sur 11.7.10 Release Notes
Release notes for macOS Monterey 12.6.9 and Big Sur 11.7.10 are typically brief:
This update provides important security fixes and is recommended for all users.
For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222